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Where Science, History & Art Connect for All Ages 
 Through Hands-On Activities & Explorations Both Indoors & Outdoors
 Established in 1991 ~ A 501(c)(3) tax-exempt corporation

This Weekend
is Hands-On Holidays: Memorial Day Weekend!
Open Sunday, May 24, 2015 from Noon to 4:00 pm
Open Monday, May 25, 2015 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Also Open by Appointment by Calling 231.536.3369

Summer Hours Start Monday, May 25, 2015
Monday - Fridays Open 10 am to 4 pm
Saturdays Open Noon to 4 pm
Sundays Open 2 pm to 4 pm

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 4737 Fuller Road | East Jordan, Michigan 49727
A rural setting with pond, swamp, forests & fields on 157 acres in Charlevoix County in Northern Lower Michigan
Raven Hill's Sphinx and Pyramid
Contact Us:
231.536.3369
info@ravenhilldiscoverycenter.org

Open All Year!
Raven Hill's Fall, Winter and Spring Hours:
Saturday: Noon - 4 pm
Sunday: 2 pm - 4 pm
Also Open by Appointment Monday - Friday and Other Weekend Hours
Raven Hill's Summer Hours:
Monday - Friday 10 am - 4 pm
Saturday: Noon - 4 pm
Sunday: 2 pm - 4 pm

Open by Appointment Monday through Friday and Other Hours During the Weekend!
Schedule Your Visit, ClassField TripSpecial Group, Party, Reunion or Outreach Today
by Calling 231.536.3369 or Emailing info@ravenhilldiscoverycenter.org! 

Earth Tones Music Garden

Admission Price:
Members: Free Membership form
$10 for Adults and Children
 Free for Babies Staying in Backpacks or Strollers

2015 UPCOMING EVENTS

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2015 
Spring hours: Saturday Open Noon to 4:00 pm; Sunday 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Also open Monday through Friday and other hours of the weekend by appointment by calling 231.536.3369 or emailing info@ravenhilldiscoverycenter.org
 
 
May 5,12,19, 25
Amateur Radio Certification Training: four Tuesdays in May-5, 12, 19 and 26-from 4 to 9 pm
May 22-25
Hands-On Holidays: Memorial Day Weekend with extended hours Noon to 4:00 pm and 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Memorial Day
May 25
Summer Hours Begin: Open 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday - Friday; Noon to 4:00 pm Saturday; and 2:00 to 4:00 pm Sunday
Jun 13
FREE (Families Reaching for Educational Excellence) Second Saturday from Noon to 4 pm ~ Families FREE                Please no groups or organizations on FREE Second Saturdays ~ It's a Family Affair!
Jun 14
Charlevoix County History Preservation Society (CCHPS) at Raven Hill Organizational Meeting 5:00 pm
Jun 18
NASA Workshop for Teachers: Project-Based Learning/Aeronautics at RHDC from 9 am to 3 pm. Registration required and space is limited
Jun 19
NASA Workshop for Teachers: Engineering Design Challenges for STEM Teachers at RHDC from 9 am to 3 pm (lunch included). Registration required and space is limited
Jun 25-26
Luke Buck Watercolor Workshop: Romancing the Scene June 25 and June 26 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Registration required and space is limited
Jun 27-28
Ham Radio Field Day
Jul 18
Summer Magic Festival: Fun and Games 6:00 pm on (Adults Only) Food, Silent Auction, Music Tickets: $30
Jul 25

Fly Tying (and Jewelry) Workshop with Brian Kozminski

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RAVEN HILL DISCOVERY CENTER EVENT DETAILS

Raven Hill Discovery Center Spring Hours are in Effect: Open Saturdays from Noon to 4:00 pm and Sundays from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm! Also Open by Appointment Monday through Friday and Other Hours on Weekends by calling 231.536.3369 or 877.833.4254

Summer Hours Start Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, 2015

Spring hours are in effect! Open Saturdays from Noon to 4:00 pm and Sundays from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm! Open other hours during the weekend and for Hands-On Holidays. Open Monday through Friday by appointment.  Call 231.536.3369 or 877.833.4254 or email info@ravenhilldiscoverycenter.org. There is something to interest everyone - Science, History or Art and the connections between them!

Open Saturdays: Noon to 4:00 pm
Open Sundays:   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Also Open Other Hours during the Weekend and Weekdays: By Appointment

Ham radio class offered at Raven Hill Discovery Center May 5, 12, 19, 26 from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Raven Hill Discovery Center will host its second session of Amateur Radio Certification Training this May.  The class will meet on the four Tuesdays in May--5, 12, 19 and 26—from 4 to 9 pm.  Raven Hill recently installed a Ham Radio Station and established the Raven Hill Discovery Center Amateur Radio Club.  If you are interested in exploring the world of amateur radio, you will enjoy this unique opportunity.  John Clements, member of the Top of Michigan Amateur Radio Club—(TOMARC), is the instructor.  Cost is $20 for the book and there is an exam fee of $15 at the end of the class.  A light dinner will be provided each week.  Raven Hill Discovery Center is located between East Jordan and Boyne City, just off C-48 at Pearsall Road. Email info@ravenhilldiscoverycenter.org or call 231.536.3369 to register or for more information.

FREE (Families Reaching for Educational Excellence) Second Saturday from Noon to 4:00 pm on June 13, 2015

Saturday, June 13, 2015, FREE 2nd Saturday

The popular FREE SECOND SATURDAY: FAMILY AFFAIR events continue at Raven Hill Discovery Center through 2015 with the next event on Saturday, June 13th, with FREE ADMISSION for Families from Noon to 4:00 pm.  Families can explore the hands-on museum and animals indoors and enjoy the outdoor exhibits as weather permits. Bring the whole family or make it a special event for parent and child.

Please no organizations or groups on FREE 2nd Saturdays - remember, it's a family affair!

Charlevoix County History Preservation Society (CCHPS) at Raven Hill Organizational Meeting Sunday, June 14, 2014 5:00 pm

Charlevoix County History Preservation Society (CCHPS) at Raven Hill will hold an organizational meeting Sunday, June 14th, at 5:00 pm in Raven Hill's Warren Loranger Great Room. All are invited to attend.

NASA Project-Based Learning/Aeronautics for Teachers (Grades K-8) June 18, 2015 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

This free project- based STEM workshop will guide participants through hands-on and inquiry-based learning activities related to forces and motion, four forces of flight and aeronautics. Participants will be prepared to bring engineering challenges and the adventures of aerospace to their students in the classroom.

In addition, educators will be able to use what they have learned at this workshop to ignite and motivate their students through the use of inquiry-based science activities. NASA educational websites that are introduced will provide the educators with new curriculum ideas to assist in reaching the NGSS and CORE learning standards.

Raven Hill has applied for credit for the workshops through Char-Em ISD. To register or if you have questions, please contact Cheri at 231.536.3369 or by email at info@RavenHillDiscoveryCenter.org

NASA Engineering Design Challenges for the STEM Teacher June 19, 2015 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

This free project-based STEM workshop will guide participants (Grades K-8) through hands-on and inquiry-based learning activities related to Engineering Design, force and motion and space exploration. Participants will be prepared to bring engineering challenges and the adventures of space to their students in the classroom.

In addition, educators will be able to use what they have learned at this workshop to ignite and motivate their students through the use of inquiry-based science activities. NASA educational websites that are introduced will provide the educators with new curriculum ideas to assist in reaching the NGSS and CORE learning standards.

Raven Hill has applied for credit for the workshops through Char-Em ISD. To register or if you have questions, please contact Cheri at 231.536.3369 or by email at info@RavenHillDiscoveryCenter.org. Registration ends June 12, 2015 and space is limited so register soon.

Luke Buck Watercolor Workshop:  “Romancing the Scene at Raven Hill” June 25 and June 26, 2015 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm


The 2015 Luke Buck Watercolor workshop will concentrate on what and why we chose a certain landscape subject to paint, and what we will need to do to make our efforts become a painting or a work of art, as opposed to simply a picture.” 

Raven Hill Discovery Center
4737 Fuller Road, East Jordan, Michigan 49727

Thursday, June 25, 2015 and Friday, June 26, 2015
10:00 am to 3:00 pm both days
Early enrollment is encouraged. 

For the sixth consecutive year, a special Luke Buck Watercolor Workshop is scheduled at Raven Hill Discovery Center for Thursday, June 26 and Friday, June 27, 2015 from 10 am to 3 pm. Luke Buck, a native "Hoosier", grew up and studied art in Indiana. His nostalgic paintings of Americana landscapes and American wildlife show a love for life, art, and nature.  Many “locals” here in northern Michigan appreciate his talents and enjoy collecting his paintings.

“I’m looking forward to returning to the Raven Hill Discovery Center for another workshop session in watercolor painting.  It has been my pleasure to share ideas and thoughts with such an energetic and knowledgeable group of artists during the course over the past few years.  The group is a nice blend of painters, from the novice and beginner, to the more experienced and accomplished artist.  This year, along with a general study in watercolor technique in landscape painting, we will focus on romancing the scene:  what and why we chose a certain landscape subject to paint, and what we will need to do to make our efforts become a painting or a work of art, as opposed to simply a picture.”  Luke will be teaching his unique but traditional technique and approach to watercolor painting through lectures, demonstrations, and step-by-step painting with one-on-one instructions. 

Beginner, intermediate, or advanced watercolor painters are invited.  The workshop will focus on techniques for watercolor painting.  Early enrollment is recommended, as space is limited.  Cost:  $250 for 2 days.  Lunch is included.  Call Cheri at 231.536.3369 or email her at info@ravenhilldiscoverycenter.org to register or for more information.

Raven Hill Discovery Center Amateur Radio Club (RHDC ARC) Field Day June 27 & 28, 2015

Join Raven Hill Discovery Center Amateur Radio Club (RHDC ARC) for Field Day on June 27 and 28! Field Day is an annual amateur radio exercise encouraging emergency communications preparedness with over 30,000 US participants, who must deploy radio equipment in adverse conditions.

Raven Hill Discovery Center's Summer Magic: Fun and Games Saturday, July 18, 2015 at 6:00 pm ~ An Adults Only Evening

The excitement builds as Raven Hill Discovery Center prepares for its annual fundraiser.  This year’s summer festival theme is “Fun & Games” and supporters of the nonprofit family-oriented science, art and history education center and museum again will gather to help the facility continue its year-round goals.  This year’s benefit festival will begin at 6 p.m. Saturday, July 18, at Raven Hill Discovery Center, 4737 Fuller Road, in rural East Jordan. Come enjoy food, silent auction, and music! Tickets are $30. Call 231.536.3369 or email info@ravenhilldiscoverycenter.org for more information, to buy tickets, donate an item for the silent auction or be a sponsor.

2015 Raven Hill Discovery Center Calendar

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2015 SPECIAL EVENTS

Feb 28  “Be an Engineer” Day: Explore Engineering Careers

Mar 28 - Apr 12 Hands-On Holiday: Spring Break

Mar 28 - Apr 10  NASA Display: Lunar (Moon) Rocks & Meteorite Discs

Mar 29  Confluences Show Opens at Jordan River Arts Council (JRAC) connecting science & history to art

May 1  Confluences closes at JRAC but continues at RHDC

May 3  Annual Spring Open House & Opening of Evolving Technology (ET) Building

Jun 25 - 26  Luke Buck Watercolor Workshop

Jun 27 - 28  Ham Radio Field Day

Jul 18  Summer Magic Festival: Fun & Games (Adults only)

Jul 25  Fly Tying (Jewelry) Workshop with Brian Kozminski

Aug 15  Ham Radio Special Event: 1x1 celebrating Raven Hill Discovery Center’s 25th Birthday

Aug 22  Community TEC (Transportation Explorations & Challenges) Day

Sep 26 - Oct 26  Ninety Years: Todd Family History Exhibit

Oct 3  Fire & Clay Festival

Oct 10  Breezeway Fall Color Cruise

Dec 28  Holiday Gathering: Food, Fun & Friends


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Saturday, July 18, 2015  Raven Hill’s Summer Magic 2015: Fun & Games at 6 pm ~ Adults Only

The excitement builds as Raven Hill Discovery Center prepares for its annual fundraiser.  This year’s summer festival theme is “Fun & Games” and supporters of the nonprofit family-oriented science, art and history education center and museum again will gather to help the facility continue its year-round goals.  This year’s benefit festival will begin at 6 p.m. Saturday, July 18, at Raven Hill Discovery Center, 4737 Fuller Road, in rural East Jordan.  


You can be a sponsor by filling in the forms below or contact 231.536.3369 or info@ravenhilldiscoverycenter.org 

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Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs National Endowment for the Arts
This web site supported by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts

 through Raven Hill Discovery Center’s Operational Grant Award.

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Raven Hill is:

  • A 501(c)(3) tax-exempt corporation
  • Home to Charlevoix County History Preservation Society (CCHPS)
  • Home to Raven Hill Discovery Center's Amateur Radio Club (ARC)
  • Host to NOthern Michigan Astronomy Club (NOMAC)
  • Member of the NASA Jet Propulsion Lab Museum Alliance
  • 2005 Crooked Tree Arts Center eddi Award recipient for Arts & Cultural Organizations
  • Presenter in Michigan's 2012-2015 Arts & Humanities Touring Directory
  • A GuideStar Exchange Silver Participant

Raven Hill Discovery Center is a GuideStar Exchange Silver Participant